At J&O we are constantly searching for items our customers can make use of. In our search, we have come across patent leather vinyl. This high quality vinyl has a smooth and very shiny surface. Please remember that patent leather vinyl is NOT leather, but vinyl that has been given a high gloss finish.
When first discovered vinyl was considered to be a useless material. Since then however, it has become a favorite for many different upholstery projects. Vinyl is extremely durable and will hold up under almost any conditions. Our patent leather vinyls have an expanded backing.
Uses for Patent Leather Vinyl
Our patent leather vinyl fabrics are great for boat cushions, car interiors, RV interiors, offices and patio furniture. Some of our more colorful vinyl fabrics are great for adding a retro dimension to home decor and automotive upholstery.
Our patent leather vinyl fabrics can also be used for upholstery in conference rooms, home offices, lounge seats, spas and massage tables.
Tips for Patent Leather Vinyl
It is a good idea to allow vinyl fabrics to air out before using them. It can be harmful to patent leather vinyl fabrics to store them with moth repellants or to place them on lacquered surfaces, as they may stick. Our vinyl fabrics can withstand moderate heat.
Caring for Patent Leather Vinyl
Patent leather vinyl is easy to maintain in good condition. It can easily be cleaned with soap and water. For tougher stains a mild detergent with water should do. Please be aware that some household cleaners and solvents remove plasticizers from vinyl, making them brittle. Abrasive cleaners scratch the smooth surface.
Storing Your Patent Leather Vinyl
If you use our patent leather vinyl fabrics for outdoor upholstering, it is recommendable to store them during the winter months to better preserve them.
If you are storing vinyl fabrics on their own we recommend rolling them on a tube to prevent the creasing that comes with folding. Furthermore, avoid storing your patent leather vinyls in attics, basements and other places that tend to be vulnerable to mold, mildew, insects and other threats. The best storage location is a cool, dry room. If using a closet, make sure there is sufficient air circulation to prevent mold growth. Always store your patent leather vinyls out of direct sunlight.